As one of the epicentres of the global COVID-19 pandemic, European countries have found themselves facing a common threat. Nonetheless, it has been challenging to mount an effective and coordinated response that displayed solidarity and good cross-border cooperation.
2 October, 16:30-18:00
In the EHFG 2020 Closing Plenary, organised by EuroHealthNet, we will consider what the crisis means for the future of health in Europe: for public health experts, healthcare workers, and health systems. Does the pandemic threat signal an end to making savings on precious healthcare budgets and the start of greater investment in health and well-being? Does the crisis call for “more Europe” – a greater role for the EU in health and a renewed concentration on shared core values?
We will issue a call to action arguing that now more than ever before it is time for a European Health Union – not least to ensure that across Europe we are prepared for future challenges of the same dimension.
European Health Forum Gastein
The 2020 edition of European Health Forum Gastein was titled Dancing with elephants- New partnerships for health, democracy, business, and found place online from 30 September until 2 October.
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